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Sexual Health

Sexual and reproductive health services

Anyone who has unprotected sex can catch a sexually transmitted infection (STI) no matter what their age, so it's important to find out how to avoid infection, how to get tested or treated, and how to protect your sexual health.

STIs affect one in nine people and are caused by viruses and bacteria passed on during sexual intercourse. Many are easily treated, but some (including HIV) are not.

What to do:  

If you are experiencing symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms you should attend one of the Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics with 'walk-in' facilities at the following locations:

If you are not experiencing symptoms 

Sexual Health London (SHL) provides free and easy access to sexual health testing via the internet and local venues.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) clinics

For free screening, contraception and prescribing, you can book appointments now, and at any time, through the London wide sexual health services: or contact your GP.

If you would like assistance booking an appointment or general, free, confidential sexual health advice, please contact SASH: or 020 7851 2955.

Free Online Contraception

If you live in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea and you’re over 16, you can order your free contraception and sexual health test online through London’s online sexual health service.

All you need to do is register online at you will directed to the contraception methods available including Emergency Hormonal Contraception.

If you would like to speak to a health advisor for advice and information on the most suitable contraception you can call 020 3315 9779.

Advice and information

SASH (Support and Advice on Sexual Health) supports residents to improve behaviour, attitudes, and knowledge around reproductive and sexual health. The partnership also works closely with community reproductive health, contraception, STI screening and HIV treatment to ensure services are accessible and responsive to residents.

Contacting the commissioners

If you would like to speak to the commissioning team at the council regarding any of the services that have been commissioned within Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, please contact or 020 7641 4666

Last updated: 02/07/2021